Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Short Term)


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Application Materials

In order to apply to an AMIDEAST Education Abroad program you must submit:

  1. Our Online Application
  2. One Study Abroad Advisor Form
  3. Two Recommendations
  4. Official Transcript(s)

As you work on completing your online application, you may save your information and return to it later. You will need to print certain forms that are required as supporting documents, so please be sure you have access to a printer and also have your passport available.

Program Management

AMIDEAST - Education Abroad in Morocco

The program is managed by AMIDEAST/Morocco in conjunction with AMIDEAST headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Other Program Information


Upon arrival in Rabat, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program students participate in a one and a half day orientation designed to introduce them to Moroccan culture and daily life and familiarize them with the logistics of the program. The orientation combines structured informational sessions with organized activities. Topics such as safety and health, family life in Morocco, cultural adjustment, program regulations, participant responsibilities and other essential information are all discussed during orientation.

Academic Calendar

MOROCCO: Moroccan Arabic and Culture, Summer 2017

 Sunday, July 30

 Students Depart the U.S. for Morocco

 Monday, July 31

 Students Arrive in Morocco and
 Move-In with Host Families

  August 1

 Orientation for Moroccan Arabic and Culture  Program1

 August 2
 First Day of Classes for Moroccan Arabic and  Culture Program

 Friday, August 4

 Excursion (Day Trip)

 August 14

 National Holiday-Oued Ed-Dahab Day
 (no classes)

 Friday, August 18

 Final Exam and Reflection for
 Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program 

  Saturday, August 19

 Students Depart Morocco2 3













1Note the three-week Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is mandatory for all AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University semester education abroad students. In addition to Al-Akhawayn University bound students, the Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is open to other students as well; whether short-term education abroad students or those planning on participating on other semester abroad programs in Morocco.

2 Students who are not participating on a fall semester program in Morocco, are free to leave the program starting on Saturday, August 19. They must move out of AMIDEAST provided housing no later than Saturday, August 19.  At the end of the program, students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST host families.

3 Students who will be studying on the Al-Akhawayn University program are free to remain in Rabat or travel around Morocco prior to the start of the AUI semester. For any students who will be studying on the Area & Arabic Language Studies or Regional Studies in French program, orientation for the fall semester will begin on Monday, August 28. Orientation is mandatory.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

All dates are subject to change.

The winter 2018 calendar will be available in mid-2017. 



Course Description

ARAB 112: Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Arabic 112, 3 credits)

Moroccan Arabic and Culture (Short Term)

Rabat, Morocco’s political capital, embodies the country’s unique blend of Arab, indigenous Amazigh (Berber), and European cultural influences. Home to the leading educational institutions in Morocco, Rabat offers students opportunities to move from the shops and cafes of the “European” city to the winding alleys and exciting markets of the old “medina” in a few minutes’ walk.

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